Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications of biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. This is a wide-ranging category and can include AFIS, ABIS, mobile identification systems, criminal ID solutions, fingerprint recognition, surveillance, as well as access control systems. Read our research report on biometrics and law enforcement.

 

Face redaction startup Suspect Technologies plans to enter facial recognition market

AI computer vision startup Suspect Technologies is planning a funding round to expand from facial redaction products to facial recognition…

 

New process developed for obtaining fingerprints from fired ammunition casings

West Technology Forensics has developed a new process for obtaining fingerprints from fired bullet and shotgun casings, which the company…

 

EFF calls for independent oversight and privacy protection in facial recognition report

U.S. law enforcement agencies are implementing facial recognition with little in the way of oversight or privacy protections, which could…

 

Court blocks Israeli police request to access biometric database

Israeli police have been blocked by a District Court ruling from a national biometric database, which they had planned to…

 

UK police to trial mobile fingerprint devices

The UK Home Office and West Yorkshire Police are working on a trial of 250 mobile fingerprint scanners, which will…

 

U.S. Senator expresses concerns to Thermo Fisher Scientific over DNA sequencer sales to China

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has asked Thermo Fisher Scientific to explain its role as supplier of DNA sequencing equipment to…

 

UK Home Office biometrics strategy now slated for June publication

UK Home Office minister Susan Williams says the department’s long-awaited biometrics strategy will be published in June, the Register reports….

 

Police in China using facial recognition glasses

For the past two months police in China have been using dark sunglasses outfitted with facial recognition technology to scan…

 

Chinese police testing panoramic body cameras with facial recognition

Between three and four thousand police officers in China are piloting panoramic body cameras with built-in facial recognition technology, the…

 

Report blasts overbudget and delayed Australian biometric database replacement project

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is AU$35 million (US$28 million) over budget and has “little to show” for a…

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